Professor, Department of Literature and Culture,
University of Leuven, Belgium
Jan Baetens is professor of cultural studies at the University of Leuven (Belgium). His research interests are word and image studies as well as French poetry (both fields are not incompatible!). Amongst his recent publications are: “Hergé écrivain” (new edition, Paris, Flammarion, 2006) and “Cent ans de bande dessinée” (a collection of poetry presenting the ideal comics library; Brussels, Les Impressions Nouvelles, 2007). He is chief editor of the peer-reveiwed e-journal Image (&) narrative. With Hugo Frey, he is currently writing a book on the graphic novel for Cambridge University Press (to appear in 2013).